Hon. Dr. Spio-Garbrah

A former Minister of Communications for Ghana, Dr Spio-Garbrah was also the first Chairman of his country’s telecom and ICT regulatory body, the National Communications Authority. Among is other board experience, he was also the first Chairman of Ghana’s Value Added Tax (VAT) Service Board, a Chairman of the Brand Ghana Council, and Chairman of the Made-in-Ghana Campaign Committee. He was CEO of the London-based Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, where he led the ICT sectors in some 50 countries of the Commonwealth in promoting better ICT-sector policies, innovative regulatory practices, and improved corporate governance. He has worked for the International Finance Corporation, the African Development Bank and Southwestern Bell Corporation, now AT&T. He was appointed a board member of Telkom South Africa and Vodacom South Africa by the President Mbeki administration.